Palacios Having Trouble Deciding

Tello Palacios remains one of the hottest senior prospects in America. We caught up with Palacios after he scored 10 points in the Hoop Summit game.

Everybody was there to see him. Baylor had a contingent of assistant coaches in the building, each sporting big, block lettered Baylor gear. Florida State sent two assistants and head coach Leonard Hamilton. Louisville had a pair of assistants in the building and Indiana sent a lieutenant as well.

Every one was there to see Tello Palacios, the 6-8 unsigned senior forward out of Our Savior New American. Palacios has already taken visits to Baylor, Florida State and Louisville, leaving him with a pair of possible trips remaining and he hasn't decided if he'll take them.

One thing is certain; he's not going to the NBA. "No, things didn't go that well," Palacios said. "I see the guys that are going to go but I don't see the difference. But, I've been playing out of position for 3 years."

Palacios began his career in the States as a four man but he's expanded his game in the last year, lost some weight and now fancies himself a small forward. Playing that position is something he's looking for in a school.

"I want to play somewhere that can help me develop as a three and help me develop my game outside." Palacios is down on coaches who see his size and want to immediately stick him at the power forward or center spot.

The big man termed his decision as "very difficult." The word on the streets at the Hoop Summit was that Florida State and Baylor were the teams to beat.


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